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     Willis Jackson

Real name: Willis "Gator" Jackson
Born: Apr 25, 1932 in Miami, FL
Died: Oct 25, 1987 in New York, NY
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Jump Blues, Soul-Jazz.
Instruments: Sax (Tenor)

An exciting tenor saxophonist whose honking and squeals (although influenced by Illinois Jacquet) were quite distinctive, Willis Jackson was also a strong improviser who sounded perfectly at home with organ groups. He played locally in Florida early on until joining Cootie Williams (on and off during 1948-55). His two-sided honking feature "Gator Tail" with "Cootie" (which earned him a lifelong nickname) was a hit in 1948 and he started recording as a leader in 1950. Jackson was married to singer Ruth Brown for eight years and often appeared on her recordings during this era. His extensive series of Prestige recordings (1959-64) made him a big attraction on the organ circuit. Although generally overlooked by critics, Willis Jackson continued working steadily in the 1970s and '80s. In 1977 he recorded one of the finest albums of his career for Muse, Bar Wars.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=7946 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Jackson_(saxophonist) About from 'wikipedia'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Jackson_(saxophonist) About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Jackson_(saxophonist) About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Willis Jackson - 'At Large' - 2000, Prestige
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Johnny 'Hammond' Smith - 'Good 'Nuff' - 1962, Prestige
 Various Artists - 'Have You Had Your Vitamin B-3 Today?' - 2001,

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